Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-304)
"Throughout history, people have sought ways to contact the dead and spirits. Such experiences challenge beliefs and often set people on a path of deeper exploration, looking for validation--and ways to have controlled, direct contact. Do spirit communication devices really work? What are the prospects of someday being able to pick up a cell phone or sit in front of a webcam and talk to the Other Side? While proof of contact is still elusive, there is an abundance of tantalizing evidence and experience to inspire people. For the past century, inventors have been inspired by the spirits themselves to create telephone, video, radio, and computers to attempt real-time, two-way communication with the dead and other entities. Talking to the Dead explores the colorful history and personalities behind spirit communications, weaving together spirituality, metaphysics, science, and technology. It examines the idea that new technology can connect to the ancient and universal wisdom of the "music of the spheres"; that contact with the spirit realms can be made through the vibrations of sound."--
Machine generated contents note: 1. The Spirit World Is Calling -- 2. The Ghost in the Cosmic Box -- 3. High Tech in the Seance Room -- 4. The Strange Signals of Morse, Marconi, and Tesla -- 5. The Mystery of Edison's Telephone to the Spirit World -- 6. The Birth of Electronic Voice Phenomena -- 7. Who Are We Talking To? -- 8. The Spiricom Controversy -- 9. Enter the Ethereals -- 10. Life and Sex in the Afterlife -- 11. Relief from Grief -- 12. Spirit Forensics -- 13. No Love, No Light from the Dark Side -- 14. Skeptics and the Afterlife -- 15. Into the Future
Leaf 2, 311 text cut off. The papers of this book made it reflective when scanned.